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tomcat

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noun tom·cat \ˈtäm-ˌkat\

Definition of tomcat

  1. :  a male domestic cat

1789

First Known Use of tomcat

1789


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tomcat

verb tom·cat

Definition of tomcat

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to seek sexual gratification promiscuously :  cat —often used with around

1927

First Known Use of tomcat

1927


TOMCAT Defined for English Language Learners

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tomcat

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noun tom·cat \ˈtäm-ˌkat\

Definition of tomcat for English Language Learners

  • : a male cat


TOMCAT Defined for Kids

tomcat

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noun tom·cat \ˈtäm-ˌkat\

Definition of tomcat for Students

  1. :  a male cat



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